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Food shortages mean Maasai herders are forced to adapt / Panos Pictures - Dieter Telemans

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In Eastern Africa, the Maasai have always moved around to ensure animals have enough to eat and drink and to protect the environment. But frequent droughts and fewer grazing rights are putting pressure on many.

Faced with severe food shortages, pastoralists have been forced to adapt. Some are choosing cultivation over the nomadic lifestyle, others have abandoned pastoralism for the cities.

Mohammed Abduhallahi spoke to Maasai pastoralists in Kenya about the challenges.

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02/01/2007

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